Football/Soccer Session (U10): RSA Winter Clinic (3rd - 8th Grade) - S5

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Ashley Thomas, Adult Member

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Ashley Thomas
Name: Ashley Thomas
City: Lawrenceville
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 6 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Juggling / Pop challenge

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Juggling / Pop challenge

Pre- Pop Challenge:

Have players practice pulling the ball back onto their laces and flicking the ball up.

Instructions:

1. Allow players to practice juggling.

2. Coach demonstrates which surface he/she would like the players to use (laces) and allows players to practice by bouncing the ball on the ground first and trying to pop the ball back up to his/her hands.

3. If this becomes to easy for the players then ask them to pop the ball before it touches the ground.

Progression:

(P1) - Pop Challenge: Players must pop the ball back up to their hands using their laces, and have to control the ball so that it doesn't go higher than their heads.

1. For the challenge the players must pop the ball up to their hands with his/her right foot, then catch it, afterwards pop the ball with their left foot and catch it (level 1).

2. After completing level 1, players must then pop the ball twice on each leg, catching it, and then finish by alternating the legs, so that the ball pops on the right and then the left.

3. If the ball is dropped, player starts back at level zero.

4. Players try to beat their latest level, or his/her peer's level.

Example: (Level 1) Right foot - pop - catch, Left foot - pop - catch; (Level 2) Right foot - 2x pop - catch, Left foot - 2x pop - catch, Right + Left foot - 1 pop in between each - catch; etc.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Unopposed to Opposed: Feints

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Unopposed to Opposed: Feints (25 mins)

Organization:

15 x 20

3 Players per group (Max 4)

1 Ball; extras on the side

Instructions:

Unopposed / Semi-Opposed

1. Players evenly distributed on both endlines.

2. Without the ball. Each player has a pinny tucked into the side of their shorts. One player will start in the middle of the channel, acting as the defender. The first player on the endline is looking to run through one of the two gates at the opposite end for a point. If the defender is able to grab their pinny they get a point. After scoring a point the attacker then becomes the defender.

3. Same activity, just add the ball. First player on each endline dribble towards the center cones, perform the feint (review) and accelerate past the cones.

4. Introduce the Inside, Outside move.

5. Players then progress to Semi-opposed pressure where Player A jogs up to Player B but does not steal the ball.

Opposed (I)

1. Player A passes the ball to Player B and becomes a defender.

Opposed (II)

1. Same as Opposed (I) however Player B now looks to get into the space behind he defender and dribbles through the gate.

Coaching Points:

1. Identification of space and defender

2. Messi vs. Ronaldo touches

3. Distance at which player performs his/her move.

4. Use of body, arms, etc. to fake

5. Distance and direction of touch away (helps next action)

6. Players ability to get their head up.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Scrimmage

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Scrimmage (15 mins)

Organization:

40 x 30

2 Teams - 4v4

If player attendance exceeds 8, add additional team or incorporate substitutes

Instructions:

Free play.

Can the players apply what they learned in the session to the scrimmage?

Coaching Points:

1. Vision - Player checking shoulders quickly before and after receiving the ball.

2. Players ability to recognize pressure (tight vs. loose)

3. Selection of foot and surface to receive the ball, based on pressure.

4. Direction of touch.

5. Player's ability to control and manipulate ball away from pressure.

6. Execution of move.

7. Execution of next action - pass/shot.


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